Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Um Waynuma?

Wow week 6 already in Winslow!!! Time is flying down here!! the work is great!! We went to Carl’s on Wed. Carl is a ridiculously wealthy 67 year old recent convert that lives in the middle of the desert, he just dropped 5 million dollars the other week to finalize his plans to make an Airpark around his compound in the desert, haha he invited us all back and said he'd send a helicopter to pick us up when it's complete....and it's like real, the FAA was at his compound approving everything along with the people that approve runways...so random! It's crazy because he literally has EVERYTHING, his own airport, money, cars, toys, friends, even the gospel, but he is lacking one thing, a family, and it shows. He's so unhappy and incomplete missing that one thing, it shows me how unbelievably important families are in God’s plan, even with everything, without a family you can have nothing.
Friday was really difficult for all of us, we went to the hospital to give a baby a blessing and discovered that a 10 year old boy in the ward had just passed away in the ER, we went into the room as requested by the family and it was truly a sight that none of us will ever forget, please keep that family in your prayers.
On a happier note though, we stayed busy to keep our minds of of that. We moved an entire house out and into another house in 2 hours, did so much gardening my hands want to cry, and dug more flood control ditches...in the rock;) We spent a lot of time out in Dilkon, the Navajo Rez. Man it's so crazy how small the church is and it's in the U.S, you drive like 10 minutes and your in a third world country where people live in Hogan’s with dirt floors.  Polaca is just outside of Dilkon and it's sooooooooooooo cool. It's the only Hopi rez in the mission, all of the Hopi’s along time ago made a covenant with the Creator that they wouldn't fight anymore after they were converted to the "Life Plan".(sound familiar?) So they live on top of 3 HUGE mesa’s to escape their enemies. They're farming people and give all they're children dull arrows to remind them of the oath they made to burry there weapons. So it's just a really interesting place!
We gave talks on Sunday and I think it went really well! There is a lot of less active work down here and we've been extremely successful in getting people back. April hasn’t been to church in like 17 years and has gone through 17 years of missionaries and somehow we connected with her and got her back, which is just a really cool experience. I'm so grateful that God allows me to be an instrument in assisting His children so they can receive Eternal Life!
Sorry for the short email but Memorial Day messed everything up!;) I just want everyone to know that Jesus Christ lives and is the Son of God. I really do know that. I'm grateful for the refiner’s fire of a mission because it changes me for the better everyday! It's also making me fat so if anyone has any tips for that feel free to help this boy out?  Ayehee Hagonee'!

Yes...the shopping cart drives:)

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